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Lou and His Mane is Emma Ugarelli’s first book. She worked for fifteen years as a psychologist in Lima, Peru, and has been working in Canada, as an early childhood educator and a childcare provider for eighteen years . She enjoys creating activities and stories to share with her children. Emma currently lives in Kitsilano, Vancouver, with her family and cat Ricky.
Lou and his Mane is a delightful picture book about friendship, facing fears, problem solving, and getting along with siblings.
Lou is a brave young Lion who loves his mane. Everyone knows he is proud of it, but Lou has a secret. He is terribly afraid of going "bald”. One morning, he wakes up to find his worst nightmare has come true: His mane is gone! Lou looks everywhere for his mane, but cannot find it. He decides to ask his friends to help. Giraffe, Snake, Monkey, and Crocodile work together to help Lou as he searches throughout the jungle for his mane. Finally, he spots something peculiar in the distance, slowly moving towards him. What could it be?
Join Lou and his friends as they solve the mystery of the missing mane.